Henley Continue Lead at the Top of Bowls Table

On 25th August, Henley increased their lead at the top of the Oddfellows Triples League beating Burghfield, their closest rivals, by 100-63 shots, gaining 12 of the available 14 points.

Dave Wilson with Simon Hatcher and Jeanie Davies won an evenly contested match running out winners 14-10. Barrie Davies with Kevin Browne and Joan Edwards were always in command running out winners 30-11. Gill Robins with Norman Daniells and Richard Kingston were evenly matched after ten ends, then pulled away leading 21-8, but dropped a five in the darkness to win 21-13. David Burdon with Andy Scott and Jo Wilson were evenly matched after nine ends then pulled away to win 23-12. Peter Borsberry with Colin Ward and Angelika Crisa were evenly matched after fifteen ends but dropped 5 on the last three ends to go down 12-17.

On 28th August, Henley entertained Watlington in a four triples mixed Plomer Cup match, winning on two, drawing on one and losing on one, with the overall score 84-53. The points being 8.25 to Henley and 3.75 to Watlington. Colin Ward with Richard Kingston and Joan Edwards were evenly matched throughout, 2 down after seventeen ends, then picking up 2 to draw 17 all. Norman Daniells with Simon Hatcher and Angelika Crisa were 5 up after six ends, 2 down after eleven ends and lost their momentum going down 18-23. Dave Wilson with Angie Isaac and Kevin Browne were always in command, running out winners 28-4. Gill Robins with Andy Scott and Peter Watkins started slowly and were 3 down after six ends, picking up 7 on the next two ends to lead 9-5, then pulled away to run out winners 21-9. This result meant Henley maintained their top spot of the Plomer Cup.

On 29th August, Henley hosted Caversham in a four triples Plomer Cup match winning on three of the four rinks, with the overall score 83-53. Henley gained 9.5 points to Caversham’s 2.5. Norman Daniells with Maurice Robins and Angelika Crisa were evenly matched after seven ends then pulled away winning 18-11. David Burdon with Peter Borsberry and Joan Edwards were always playing catch up going down 12-22. Dave Wilson with Kevin Browne and Romy Painter, who dashed from home with fifteen minutes warning to stand in as a late replacement, were in total control winning 33-9. Gill Robins with Andy Scott and David Maybury were evenly matched after eight ends then pulled away to win 20-11.

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